Category Archives: Trail Stories

John Marshall Birthplace Trail

View This Trail Very near the lost German Colony that was the first European habitation in Fauquier County, John Marshall’s father Thomas moved along the stream of Licking Run with his wife and mother in the year 1754. One year later, the future Chief Justice was born somewhere around the John Marshall Birthplace Trail. How…
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White’s Mill Trail

View This Trail The colonization of Northern Virginia proceeded slowly in the 17th and 18th centuries, usually along waterways as there was little to offer from the muddy pits and scant game paths that were available as roads. Even when waterways were not navigable, they were used for barge transport, irrigation and as power sources…
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Wildcat Mountain Trail

View This Trail Unfortunately, the trial is no longer open to the public.  For more information, click here.  3/8/17 If you’re driving south on Interstate 17 from Marshall towards Warrenton, you likely will appreciate the rolling green and forested hills to your right. These are a series of peaks with names like Broken Leg Mountain,…
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Warrenton Greenway Trail

View This Trail The Warrenton Greenway is the town’s central walking trail. Following the course of the Warrenton railway spur, a branch of the old Orange to Alexandria line completed in 1852, it follows a relatively straight, easy grade about 1.5 miles to the southeast through shady trees, across two bridges and three streets, to…
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